The wise men were prepared for Christ; they watched for Him, and they waited for Him. So when He came, they were ready.
The more He’s incorporated into our time, the more we’ll see the fulfillment of President Nelson’s promise that God “will multiply the remainder” of our time.
On our path of life, we all take different routes to our destination – and sometimes those paths differ because of who we’re listening to.
We can know and remember Christ in dozens of ways, and we should always be looking for more ways to know Him. But through our life-long pursuit of coming to know Christ deeply, we can’t forget some of the most basic, important parts of His character.
Jesus Christ promised us that the Holy Spirit would be with us, and we can trust in that promise.
God gave us agency hoping that we’d use it to follow Him and obey His laws. If we want to follow God, then we need to choose to be obedient to His will.
Each of us has individual trails that we have to walk. Those trails are challenging, painful, and even scary at times. But we don’t walk them alone. We need a new generation of pioneers – pioneers who rely on Christ as they build bridges of compassion and work toward a unified community.
The fact is, we all need spiritual boosts once in a while. A solid reminder that the efforts we’re making are worthwhile. That we aren’t expected to be perfect in our efforts, we just need to make the efforts. That when we’re broken – as we ALL are, in one way or another – we have someone who can heal us, put us back together.
We’ve been blessed with the kingdom of God. And with that blessing comes the responsibility of caring for and growing the kingdom. The work of God is not for God to do alone; He brings us into it. It becomes our own. Our greatest gift and blessing is to be one with God in His work.
What do we do when we’re faced with situations that challenge us to do things we wouldn’t normally do? How do we hold our ground?